Your One Stop Security Source - Since 1926


Comprehensive Locksmith Services From

New Keys To High Security Locks & Safes

And Commercial Mail Boxes

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Whether you need it locked, opened or a key made for it,

we can help!

Located in San Diego County, we have proudly served the 18 cities and their communities since 1926.


Our family of businesses specialize in all phases of automotive, residential and commercial locksmithing.


From locks and keys to safes and mailboxes, we are your One Stop Security Source.



Serving San Diego and All Of North County

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If It Locks, We Do It!!!


Whether you need it locked, opened, or keys made for it, we can help you with almost any security situation.


In 1926, A-1 Lock and Safe began in San Diego and was one of the very first locksmith shops to serve the San Diego and outlying areas.  Around 1996, A-1 Lock and Safe opened our second shop in Carlsbad to service the security needs of those living and working in the coastal community.  As the security industry grew dramatically, we diversified and specialized in the automotive, residential and commercial aspects of locksmithing.


From a simple job like copying your house key to equipping your home or business with a large safe or mailbox installation, we strive to offer the best quality service to you.  We have been providing physical security to motorists, homeowners and business owners for over 90 years.


Because our locksmith company is located in the city of Carlsbad, we are able to offer extremely quick service to Encinitas, Cardiff, San Marcos, Vista, Oceanside, La Costa, Solana Beach, Del Mar and Rancho Santa Fe.  We cover all other areas of the county and also service Southern Orange County and Riverside Counties too.  We know your time is valuable!

If you’re not able to bring it to us, we'll gladly come to you!  Please feel free to ask for our friendly and fast mobile service.  You are invited to visit our spectacular Security Center in Carlsbad conveniently located right off the I-5 freeway! Our well stocked fleet has the products you need to repair, replace, or provide the proper keys or hardware that you need.


Our professional office staff will answer any questions you may have as well as offering expert suggestions to improve your security or take care of almost any problem that you are experiencing and at a very reasonable price.


You may notice that when doing a search for a locksmith located in Carlsbad, there are many, many locksmith companies that pop-up stating that they are located in Carlsbad. Do not let them fool you!  Most of them use fictitious addresses to make it look like they are located in Carlsbad or Encinitas, but they are not!  Their “company” or answering service is located in other states or countries who outsource the business for a commission to local unskilled "locksmiths".  With that many hands in the pot, you’re sure to be overcharged. Would you trust a locksmith company who resorts to using fake addresses with making keys to your home or business?  Going right to the source, we are proud to offer the highest quality and the lowest price possible.


We are most certainly located in Carlsbad and are freeway close! Just feet from the I-5 Freeway at Palomar Airport Road.


We have testified as an expert witness at numerous insurance and law enforcement cases as a forensic / investigative locksmith /security expert. Feel free to contact us for more information regarding this service.


     Call Us Today! The sooner you call, the sooner we'll be at your door!

  • Car Keys and Remotes

  • Auto Lock-Outs

  • Electronic Keys

  • Digital Locks

  • Home Locks

  • High Security Locks

  • Padlocks

  • Re-Keying/Masterkeying

  • Lock Installation & Repairs

  • Keys Made, Copied, Originated

  • Lost Safe Combinations Restored

  • Panic Bars, Exit Device & ADA Hardware

  • Vending Machine Locks

  • Broken Keys Removed/Restored

  • File Cabinet and Desk Locks

  • Electronic Buzzer Systems & Intercoms

  • Decorative Hardware

  • Door Guards and Security Plates

Our Services Include:

We Proudly Serve These Neighborhoods And Communities


San Diego County :



Balboa Park

Bankers Hill

Bing Crosby Estates

Bird Rock



Bressi Ranch

Camp Pendleton

Cardiff By The Sea


Carmel Mountain

Carmel Valley

Centre City

Chula Vista



Del Mar

Del Mar Heights

De Luz

El Cajon

Elfin Forest



Fairbanks Ranch


4-S Ranch

Harbor Island


Imperial Beach

Kearny Mesa

La Costa

La Jolla


La Mesa

Lemon Grove



Mission Beach

Mission Valley

National City

Ocean Beach


Old Town


Pacific Beach

Point Loma



Rancho Bernardo

Rancho Carrillo

Rancho Peñasquitos

Rancho Santa Fe

San Diego

San Marcos


Scripps Ranch

Shelter Island

Solana Beach

Sorrento Valley


Torrey Highlands

University City

Valley Center


South Orange County:

South Riverside County:

Coto de Caza

Dana Point

Lake Forest

Mission Viejo

San Clemente

San Juan Capistrano



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Contact us today

Mark Lyons


6020-B and 6022 Paseo del Norte Carlsbad,  CA   92011-1146

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Monday - Friday: 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM

Weekends By Appointment


Please ask us about our

24 Hour Emergency Service

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